I mean, Happy New Year! I decided yesterday that I would try and whip up this homemade amaretto – and I did! And it is good! And tastes like amaretto! Alright!
I found this wonderful recipe here at Shutterbean! I have a thing for Amaretto Sours.. ohh, so good. Maybe I will ring in the year with one of those! My friend Christine and I also discovered the ABC shot – Amaretto, Baileys, and Cognac! Ohh yes! So, this homemade Amaretto is a gift for her (I doubled the batch) and I really do think she’ll like it The only modification I made was that I used vanilla flavored vodka, as that is what I had on hand. I also had some Grey Goose that I got for my birthday last year… but that seemed a little wrong.
SPEAKING of birthdays, the end of the year and the start of a new signifies my birthday TOO (okay. I didn’t mean to rhyme. BUT WASN’T IT FUN?!). My close friends are so amazing that they call or text me right after midnight to wish me a Happy Birthday, which happens to be Jan 1. This year we are ringing in 2013 with a small group of friends and will not be hosting a party because I elected to host a Christmas gathering instead. I am kind of excited to keep it low key, have a ridiculously awesome time, and be thankful for all the awesome things in my life!
Resolutions? I have a few. But most of them are things I have been working on, on and off, for quite a while. Focus on becoming healthier, work on my photography and blog, clean more, continue to be there for the people I love, save more money, and prepare for the future. We aren’t ready for kids yet but the steps we take this year could certainly position us to be ready soon! Have a blessed NYE and 2013, everyone <3